Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/41418
Authors: 
Wenzel, Tobias
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
DICE discussion paper 03
Abstract: 
This paper studies shopping hour decisions by retail chains and independent competitors. We use a Salop-type model where retailers compete in prices and shopping hours. Our results depend significantly on efficiency differences between retail chain and independent retailer. If the efficiency difference is small, the independent retailer may choose longer shopping hours than the retail chain and may gain from deregulation at the expense of the retail chain. The opposite result emerges when the efficiency difference is large. Then, the retail chain may benefit whereas the independent retailer loses from deregulation.
Subjects: 
business hours
retailing
deregulation
JEL: 
L13
L51
L81
ISBN: 
978-3-86304-002-4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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